*** The Official Battlefield 2042 thread***

Associate
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
1,755
Location
Netherlands
Somewhat late to the program.

I really don't understand what Dice have done here. BF4 was excellent, especially with being to have a battle map on the second monitor. This monstrosity though; No server browser, scorecard and bots playing on player servers.

*boggle*
Very few of the team that worked on BF4 are still working for DICE. This game was all about leeching as much money as possible from the playerbase (skins etc)
 
Caporegime
Joined
8 Sep 2006
Posts
36,030
Location
On Ocuk
I'm really enjoying it! One server had bad hitreg issues which I left and changed servers, which fixed it! Glad there's less about about the OP vehicles and more about the infantry now
 
Associate
Joined
28 May 2010
Posts
381
I played about 4 hours today for first time since January. I was disappointed to see all my keybinds had been reset and it took me a good 30 minutes to rebind them all again !

Got matchmaked into a couple of servers that were completely empty apart from me. When playing portal it's evident from the scoreboard most of the "players" are bots, with maybe 10 - 20 human players.

As for everyone having cried about lack of voice chat in the 4 hours I played no one used it once.

However I did have a couple of fun games on 64 player breakthrough. The problem with this game is that all the maps are too big.

The graphics are pretty good it's a shame they chose to use a cartoony art style.

I'd still rather play BF4 or BF1 over 2042 though
 
Associate
Joined
8 May 2006
Posts
574
Location
London
I played about 4 hours today for first time since January. I was disappointed to see all my keybinds had been reset and it took me a good 30 minutes to rebind them all again !

Got matchmaked into a couple of servers that were completely empty apart from me. When playing portal it's evident from the scoreboard most of the "players" are bots, with maybe 10 - 20 human players.

As for everyone having cried about lack of voice chat in the 4 hours I played no one used it once.

However I did have a couple of fun games on 64 player breakthrough. The problem with this game is that all the maps are too big.

The graphics are pretty good it's a shame they chose to use a cartoony art style.

I'd still rather play BF4 or BF1 over 2042 though

Good summary of the situation. How are the servers for BF4 and BF1, do they have many people on them?

Reason i ask is i might reinstall both games and start playing those again...
 
Associate
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
1,755
Location
Netherlands
BF1 is still quite well populated considering its age. I tend to play on 1 or 2 servers only as I like them and the're well adminned. Frequently have to queue to get in.
 
Caporegime
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
37,292
Location
Ireland
However I did have a couple of fun games on 64 player breakthrough. The problem with this game is that all the maps are too big.

The maps are just generic open spaces with a few buildings randomly scattered around them. There's barely any sense of actual design to them, it's like they're the result of some random map creator program that just spits them out after a few minutes.

They're supposodly meant to be reworking the maps, which probably means scattering some more buildings about them randomly so they play less like a Sahara desert jogging simulator.
 
Caporegime
Joined
8 Sep 2006
Posts
36,030
Location
On Ocuk
The worst lag I have ever experienced in the game since launch! - Knifing someone 7 times to finally kill them ( in the back ), shots going through people, invisible walls etc. Plus the Condor spam is out of control and they are taking way too much to bring them down. One of our team mates rage quit, and I followed soon after.

The skins they keep bringing out are also not beneficial to the game, i mean seriously how is a sniper skin any good causing half the team snipe?
 
Caporegime
Joined
8 Sep 2006
Posts
36,030
Location
On Ocuk
The maps are just generic open spaces with a few buildings randomly scattered around them. There's barely any sense of actual design to them, it's like they're the result of some random map creator program that just spits them out after a few minutes.

The worst map of all for this, is the snow map breakaway? I Can't remember the name, but it's ridiculous that a tank can still kill people from the cliff top almost towards the end of the round
 
Associate
Joined
28 May 2010
Posts
381
Good summary of the situation. How are the servers for BF4 and BF1, do they have many people on them?

Reason i ask is i might reinstall both games and start playing those again...

BF4 AND BF1 servers are mostly full - you often have to queue a few minutes to get a game. Popularity has spiked since the failure of 2042
 
Caporegime
Joined
8 Sep 2006
Posts
36,030
Location
On Ocuk
Nice hack fest tonight, one guy calling himself -TTV did 90 kills/0 deaths and he was only rank 30 :rolleyes:. Lots of people calling him out on it, but hey we can't even send messages to the other side
 
Associate
Joined
14 Sep 2012
Posts
532
Location
Plymouth
Anyone else think this patch makes the feel more like COD:WZ ?
Fired it up last night and it was horrible ! I kinda got used to the way it felt pre-patch but it just sucks so bad I uninstalled it and played BF4.

Again, I don't know if it's just me but I don't like the ADS. It's exactly the same as COD, no matter how many adjustments I make the ADS is off... The old mechanics of BF series work from hip to ADS, this BF2042 is just a mess.
 
Soldato
Joined
10 May 2012
Posts
6,270
Location
North London
Is anyone else getting BSoD when trying to run BF 2042 ? ...something about STOP_CODE error ? but it only happens when I try to run BF 2042, BF V seemed ok.

It only started today too....but I did notice that the game has been a bit choppy from when they did that update a few days back.

Thanks .
 
Soldato
Joined
7 Jan 2009
Posts
5,920
Gave the game a go last night, What a steaming pile of doggy poop poop it still is, Game runs like...On medium settings, Everything looks washed out regardless of settings too.

I just don't understand how they really managed to screw up such an amazing franchise other than greedy Shareholders/bosses pushing too hard.

All these absolutely ruin the game for me.

  • AI/Bots...why just why :o Remove 128 "Players" and keep it 64 REAL players.
  • Maps way too big.
  • Lack of transportation as they are constantly occupied by other players.
  • Lack of teamwork. Hardly anyone revives or does any form of teamwork.

Not only the above, Seen numerous articles posted yesterday showing that they are rumoured to be adding Microtransactions.
 
Soldato
Joined
30 Aug 2003
Posts
14,216
Location
Straya
I know this game is a clown show, but it was on sale here on Aussie Amazon for $9, so took a punt at it. Might get some worth out of the $$ spent :D
 
Soldato
Joined
8 Mar 2005
Posts
3,148
Location
London, UK
Well the UK jokers still want 55 sobs for it; they can swivel. I might punt it when the premium version drops to 20 quid as I briefly enjoyed the Portal BC2/BF3 maps during the 10 hour trial.
 
Top Bottom